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Texts, Contexts and Intertextuality

Dickens as a Reader

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Dieter Koch(Hg.), Norbert Lennartz(Hg.), Texts, Contexts and Intertextuality (2014), Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 37073 Göttingen, ISBN: 9783847002864

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Galt Charles Dickens lange Zeit als der Verfasser umfangreicher seichter und sentimentaler Kinderliteratur, als Produzent leicht konsumierbarer Massenware, so zeigt diese Aufsatzsammlung, dass Dickens nicht nur Leser hochwertiger Literatur war, sondern dass er seine Werke im Kontext sowohl der großen Weltliteratur als auch der zeitgenössischen wissenschaftlichen und wirtschaftlichen Debatten wahrgenommen sehen wollte.
Von Sidney, Shakespeare, Cervantes, über Swift, Smollett bis hin zu Bulwer-Lytton reicht die Riege der Autoren, die Dickens im Kosmos seiner Romane verarbeitete und zu einem intertextuellen Netz verwob.

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Vielschreiber oder Verfasser großer Weltliteratur? Die zwei Seiten des Charles Dickens

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Dieter Koch war bis März 2014 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter in der Anglistik der Universität Vechta. Dr. Norbert Lennartz ist seit 2011 Professor für Anglistische Literaturwissenschaft an der Universität Vechta.

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Table of content

  • BEGINN
  • Title Page
  • Copyright
  • Table of Contents
  • 1. Introduction
  • Body
  • Norbert Lennartz (Vechta): 1.1 Introduction: Dickens as a Voracious Reader
  • 2. Dickens and the Literary Tradition
  • Matthias Bauer (Tübingen): 2.1 Dickens and Sir Philip Sidney: Desire, Ethics, and Poetics
  • 1. Astrophil and Pip
  • 2. The Sidney Myth
  • 3. A Poetological Point of Reference
  • Bibliography
  • Michael Hollington (Canterbury): 2.2 Dickens and the Commedia dell'arte
  • 1. Introductory
  • 2. Italy
  • 3. The Idea of the Mask
  • 4. Il Capitano
  • 5. Pantalone
  • Appendix
  • Bibliography
  • Wolfgang G. Müller (Jena): 2.3 Mr. Pickwick – a New Quixote? Charles Dickens's First Novel in the Tradition of Cervantes
  • 1. A Note on Cervantes and the Cervantes Tradition
  • 2. Elements in Don Quixote Contributing to Creating a Tradition
  • 3. The Quixotic Tradition before Dickens
  • 4. Quixotic and not Picaresque
  • 5. From Real to Metaphorical Armour
  • 6. Master and Servant
  • 7. Proverb and Exemplum
  • 8. Dickens's Reinvention of the Quixotic Novel as a Comic Work
  • Bibliography
  • Paul Vita (St. Louis/Madrid): 2.4 Conversation and the Comic Novel: Don Quixote and The Pickwick Papers
  • Bibliography
  • Isabel Vila Cabanes (Jena): 2.5 Reading the Grotesque in the Works of Charles Dickens and Jonathan Swift
  • 1. Conceptualising the Grotesque
  • 2. The Grotesque in Dickens's Works
  • 3. Dickens as an Avid Reader of Swift
  • 4. References to Swift in Dickens's Grotesque Passages
  • 5. Conclusion
  • Bibliography
  • Dieter Koch (Vechta): 2.6 Dickens and the Tradition of the British Picaresque: Smollett, Dickens and Chance
  • Bibliography
  • Georges Letissier (Nantes): 2.7 Reading Postmodernity into Our Mutual Friend: the World as Text and the Desecration and Redemption of Reading
  • 1. The Experience of Reading Demeaned
  • 2. The World as Text – the Vacuity of the Real
  • 3. The Redemption of Reading
  • Bibliography
  • 3. Dickens as a Reader of Contemporary Literature
  • Rolf Lessenich (Bonn): 3.1 Edward Bulwer-Lytton as a Reader of Charles Dickens
  • Bibliography
  • Angelika Zirker (Tübingen): 3.2 `To Be Taken with a Grain of Salt': Charles Dickens and the Ambiguous Ghost Story
  • 1. The Ambiguity of the Title
  • 2. The Ambiguity of the Story
  • 3. Why Ambiguity? Or: Against `Weakening the Terror'
  • Bibliography
  • Barbara Korte (Freiburg): 3.3 A “comrade and friend”: The Cultural Work of Charles Dickens's Periodicals
  • 1. Conducting Cultural Work
  • 2. Some Victorian Themes in HW and AYR
  • Bibliography
  • Saverio Tomaiuolo (Cassino): 3.4 `A Pretty Fair Scholar in Dust': Recycling the Sensation Novel in Our Mutual Friend
  • Bibliography
  • Paul Morris (Winnipeg): 3.5 Oliver Twist, the Perils of Child Identity and the Emergence of the Victorian Child
  • Bibliography
  • 4. Dickens and Non-Fiction
  • Maria Teresa Chialant (Salerno): 4.1 Physiognomy, Phrenology and Mesmerism: Dickens and the (pseudo)‍Scientific Discourse
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  • Bibliography
  • Nathalie Vanfasse (Aix/Marseille): 4.2 “Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives the Economy”: Dickens as Reader of Victorian Economic Theory?
  • 1. Dickens, Psychology and Victorian Economics
  • 2. Dickens's Writing as a Reader in Modern Behavioural Economics
  • Bibliography
  • Francesca Orestano (Milan): 4.3 Against Reading: Dickens and the Visual Arts
  • 1. Reading Without the Spectacles of Cant
  • 2. Victorian Unreadables
  • 3. Downcast Eyes: Renaissance and Baroque
  • Bibliography
  • List of Contributors
  • Index

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